IDF Eliminates Palestinian Terrorist Who Murdered Two Israeli Brothers in Huwara

(Times of Israel) Emanuel Fabian - The Israel Security Agency said Abdel Fattah Kharousha, 49, a Hamas member from Askar near Nablus, was the terrorist who murdered Israeli brothers Hallel and Yagel Yaniv as they drove through Huwara on Feb. 26. Kharousha was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops in Jenin on Tuesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the troops who "eliminated the despicable terrorist who murdered the two brothers in cold blood." The IDF said Israeli forces came under "massive gunfire" during the operation, including from Palestinian gunmen who fired from an ambulance. Palestinian health officials said at least six people were killed in the fighting and another 12 were injured. Three officers of Israel's elite Yamam counterterrorism unit were wounded during the raid. All six of the Palestinian casualties were armed combatants. The other five Palestinians killed on Tuesday were members of terror groups, including another Hamas member, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad member, and three members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Troops also arrested two sons of the Huwara killer, Khaled and Muhammed Kharousha. The ISA said they helped plan and carry out the attack.

2023-03-09 00:00:00

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